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There is a certain purity in a small two way speaker system that can bring out the best in designers. Sonus faber are masters of the format and have achieved something both unique and remarkable with the new Lumina I. The compact size and sharp aesthetics allow them to simultaneously be discrete or a design statement. We go into greater detail in our Lumina I review.

Life is full of surprises and the new Sonus faber Lumina III floor standing speaker system is one of the better ones. It would have been easy to think of the taller version to be just an extension of the Lumina I’s. But as you’ll discover, Sonus faber speakers are all about character and the Lumina III highlights this in some very exciting ways. The vivacious and expressive character is Italian in the very best way. To have so much in an affordable floor standing speaker that has both presence and projection is remarkable. We explain how this is so – Lumina III review.


Minima Amator II

Minima-Amator-II-captionedHaving experienced the earlier version, I’ve retained a clear memory of their unique sound. While two versions of the Cremona Auditor and the subsequent Olympica have built upon this heritage, there is just something about this design with the larger bass driver and beautifully finished cabinet (with Italian Carrara marble on the base and stands), that pulls at my heartstrings. These speakers will come in between the Olympica 1 and Guarneri Tradition. I spent some months listening to them before finding words to describe the emotion of these speakers. We elucidate here.


35 years ago Sonus faber was founded by Franco Serblin. His passion is ‘to model wood on waves of music, transforming the speaker into a musical instrument’. Hence the development of these extraordinarily beautiful speakers with sound that is captivating listeners all around the world. Sonus fabers standard of excellence is firmly rooted in old world craftsmanship. They manufacture articles of surpassing beauty employing highly technical processes, but remain dedicated to the understanding that man and his work will always remain the protagonist.

For write-ups on earlier models see our Sonus faber pages on our original website.

Sonus faber Lumina I

The Lumina I is a speaker you can choose to buy with confidence. Sonus faber accurately articulate the story behind the Lumina range with their videos and site information and I’ve found the actual speakers deliver everything they suggest and more. Genuinely made in Italy in Sonus faber’s own Vincenza factory, the Lumina I’s take the best of their heritage and technology to give you a completely modern compact speaker that is engaging, exciting and enduring.

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Sonus faber Lumina III

Life is full of surprises and the new Sonus faber Lumina III floor standing speaker system is one of the better ones. Having greatly enjoyed the much smaller shelf mount Lumina I it would have been easy to think of the taller version to be just an extension of this. But as you’ll discover, Sonus faber speakers are all about character and the Lumina III highlights this in some very exciting ways.

Sonus faber Minima Amator II

It’s always been a pleasure to be associated with Sonus faber, and even in the most worrying moments of 2020 they brought enjoyment into our lives through the new Minima Amator II speakers from their Heritage Collection. It took a while for us to put into words what these beatific speakers do. Here are our findings…

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